Nick Kyrgios edges out Stefanos Tsitsipas to book spot in Citi Open final

The Australian notched up his fourth win against a top-10 player this year as he downed his Greek opponent 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7) in two hours and eight minute

Sunday 04 August 2019 09:27
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Nick Kyrgios celebrates after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas
Nick Kyrgios celebrates after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas

Nick Kyrgios saved a match point as he overcame top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the final of the Citi Open in Washington.

The Australian notched up his fourth win against a top-10 player this year as he downed his Greek opponent 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7) in two hours and eight minutes.

Kyrgios got off to a flying start, breaking Tsitsipas in his second service game before clinching the opening set.

But the world No 6 remained undeterred and fought back to level up the match at one set all.

A closely-fought decider ended in a tiebreak, with Krygios firing a service winner to save a match point against him at 6-5 down before eventually triumphing on a second match point of his own.

The Australian will now face Daniil Medvedev, after the Russian ousted lucky loser Peter Gojowczyk.

Medvedev had a more straightforward semi-final clash, needing just 56 minutes to win 6-2 6-2.

The 23-year-old converted all five of his break-point opportunities and won 78 per cent of his first-serve points during the match.

Meanwhile, Dominic Thiem triumphed on his home soil as he won the Austria Open title in Kitzbuhel.

The world No 4 saved all six break points he faced to defeat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6 (0) 6-1.

Diego Schwartzman claimed victory in the Los Cabos Open final in Mexico, winning 7-6 (6) 6-3 against Taylor Fritz.

The No 3 seed overcame his American opponent in an hour and 40 minutes to scoop his third career title.

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